The farm is located 2 kilometers from San Gimignano in a good position to visit Certaldo, Volterra, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and Florence. The agriturismo has a production of organic extra virgin olive oil, saffron DOP San Gimignano, Certaldo Onion (Slow Food), aromatic and medicinal plants. Jams and marmalades are obtained by fruits and produce of the garden. The owner is an excellent cook. To prepare the tasty and simple dishes of the Tuscan cuisine she is using only products of her garden or of other farmhouses in the surroundings to prepare simple and traditional dishes. The farm is environmentally friendly: the heating and hot water are produced with renewable energy and all the walls of the house have been painted with natural earth colors.
The 6 rooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible, have ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta floors. All rooms have private bathroom and entrance to the garden. The pool is located in a sunny position among the olive trees. The farm has a small botanical path based on wild, medicinal and aromatic plants. During the summer, breakfast is served under the pergola overlooking the Tuscan hills. Each morning, the buffet is prepared with fresh, home-made jams and a cake just baked. Itís possible to book dinner at the farmhouse. The cost is Euros 25 per person not including wine.
The owners are very friendly and helpful and are always ready to give great advice on everything that is important to see in the area. Guests can enjoy on request saffron tasting and cooking classes. Cooking classes always begin with a visit to the organic garden to gather herbs and products that will be used in the kitchen to prepare a menu of three courses. Will be prepared fresh pasta and sauces to dress it, a second dish of meat or vegetables and dessert. The dishes will then be enjoyed together for lunch accompanied by wines from the region. Each participant will be given the recipes of what has been cooked during the class.
Other times cooking classes are organized on a theme, can be prepared for example the typical Siena cakes and cookies. During the afternoon are prepared ricciarelli, panforte and cantuccini. Once the cakes are baked they can be tasted with a good tea or a "vinsanto". During the stay guests can enjoy the benefits of holistic treatments. They can also participate in courses and seminars on natural healing and wellness techniques and rural crafts. for watching some activities you can enjoy during your stay in Tuscany.
APPUNTI DI VIAGGIO
SOGGIORNI TOSCANI Appuni di Viaggio S.a.s. di Lisa di Sandro & C. - Strada Regionale 68, Località Cavallo - 56048 Volterra - Pisa -
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